• Actor, Producer

Mar 31, 1984  in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Also Known as: Swetha, Rakshitha Haasika, Hasika

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Swetha, who is better known by her stage name Rakshita, is a former actress known for her work in Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu movies. Swetha, who is known by her stage name Rakshita, is a former actress known for her work in the Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu film industries. Having made her debut in 2002 with the Kannada movie Appu, which also featured Puneet Rajkumar in the lead, Rakshita went on to make her Telugu debut in the same year with the movie Idiot, which is the remake of her debut movie.

The following year, in 2003, she went on to appear in the Tamil remake of her debut and was titled Dum, playing the role of Suchitra. She went on to work alongside the bigwigs of Telugu cinema such as Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR, Jagapathi Babu and Ravi Teja, and has movies like Pellam Oorelithe, Nijam, Andhrawala, and Andarivaadu. Meanwhile, she also did a substantial amount of work in Kannada with movies like Suntaragaali, Mandya, Hubli, Tananam Tananam, and Thayiya Madilu.

After getting married to director Prem, she quit acting and instead turned producer, helping her husband with his home production - Prem Pictures, producing Jogayya (2011) and DK (2014). In 2012, she took to politics and joined the BSR Congress Party in 2012, however, she went on to join the Janata Dal in 2013 before finally joining BJP in 2014 and has been with the party since then. His 2019 release includes Mudivilla Punnagai, directed by Arokiasamy Clement.